Bea Arthur News


The LA Gay and Lesbian Center to Stage Dennis Hensley's THE MISMATCH GAME, 5/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Dennis Hensley's The MisMatch Game! returns to the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Renberg Theatre for two of its riotously unpredictable performances on Friday May 2 at 8:00pm and Sunday, May 4 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond, Angela Dicarlo, Marty Thomas to Honor John Cameron Mitchell at THE MEETING*, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will continue its engagement at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, April 20 at 7:00 PM with a celebration of the lauded actor, writer and director John Cameron Mitchell just in time for the Broadway debut of his celebrated musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. After a highly-successful season at 54 Below, The Meeting* has returned to its downtown roots this year with shows through May. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post, and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A recent story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The April show will feature special guests Justin Vivian Bond (Tony Award nominated entertainer), Angela DiCarlo (Mad World of Miss Hathaway), Scott Matthew (Shortbus), Marty Thomas (Xanadu), Sven Ratzke (Hedwig in Berlin), Paul Dawson & PJ DeBoy (Shortbus), Shane Shane (La MaMa) and Derek Smith (Dixon Place). Tracy Stark serves as Music Director. (more...)

THE MEETING* Hosted by Justin Sayre Makes Los Angeles Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will make its premiere performance at THE BOOTLEG THEATER tonight, April 11 at 8:00 PM in conjunction with the Tingel Tangel Club. (more...)

Frank DeCaro Set for Los Angeles Debut of THE MEETING* at The Bootleg Theater, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will make its premiere performance at THE BOOTLEG THEATER on Friday, April 11 at 8:00 PM in conjunction with the Tingel Tangel Club. After extended runs at 54 Below and Joe's Pub in New York, the show will make its Los Angeles debut with this show. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post, and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A recent story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The show will feature Frank DeCaro as special guest along with the previously-announced Jeff Hiller and Ryan O'Connor. (more...)

Off-Broadway's TIL DIVORCE DO US PART Plays Final Performance on 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL, will conclude its 10-week engagement at the DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street in Union Square) after the matinee on Sunday, April 13th, prior to a national tour, which is soon to be announced. Mark Waldrop is the director with concept, lyrics and choreography by Ruthe Ponturo and music by John Thomas Fischer. The musical comedy revue opened to acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Among the raves, The New York Times exclaimed: 'The show is buoyant and high spirited. Revenge is truly sweet!' The New Yorker acclaimed: 'Laugh-Out-Loud Funny!' and New York Magazine called Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical 'a wacky and clever musical comedy.' For tickets call (212) 239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com (more...)

THE MEETING* Hosted by JUSTIN SAYRE to Play The Rrazz Room with Colleen McHugh, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will make its premiere performance at THE RRAZZ ROOM on Thursday, April 17 at 8:00 PM. After extended runs at 54 Below and Joe's Pub in New York, the show will make its Pennsylvania debut with this show. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post, and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A recent story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The show will feature special guests Colleen McHugh. (more...)

Coco Peru to Play Feinstein's at the Nikko, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to welcome Coco Peru to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only - Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m. Coco loves to reminisce. In fact, she's very good at it. In A More Intimate Evening with Coco Peru, Coco performs some of her favorite monologues and songs spanning her long career, as well as some new stuff too. Whether you've heard all or some of these stories, or if you're a Coco virgin, come see why Lily Tomlin called Coco 'one of the last great storytellers' and experience the trailblazing Queen who elevated drag whilst still wearing sensible heels. Tickets for Coco Peru range in price from $25 - $40 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

THE MEETING* Hosted by Justin Sayre to Make Los Angeles Debut, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Justin Sayre and The Meeting* - known for a signature blend of outrageous comedy, politics, culture and everything in between - were named among the Top nightclub shows of 2013 by Time Out New York, and received the 2012 Bistro Award for 'Comedy Artistry' and a 2011 MAC Award nomination for Best Male Comedy Performance. Each month, the I.O.S gathers to honor an artist or a cultural work that is iconic to the gay community. Justin Sayre, the show's creator, writer and host, serves as the Chairman of the Board of the International Order of Sodomites and brings his singular wit to essential business of the day through such regular features such as 'Letters to the Chairman' and 'New Rulings from the Board.' (more...)

TIL DIVORCE DO US PART Will End Run at DR2 Theatre on 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL, will conclude its 10-week engagement at the DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street in Union Square) after the matinee on Sunday, April 13th, prior to a national tour, which is soon to be announced. Mark Waldrop is the director with concept, lyrics and choreography by Ruthe Ponturo and music by John Thomas Fischer. The musical comedy revue opened to acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Among the raves, The New York Times exclaimed: 'The show is buoyant and high spirited. Revenge is truly sweet!' The New Yorker acclaimed: 'Laugh-Out-Loud Funny!' and New York Magazine called Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical 'a wacky and clever musical comedy.' For tickets call (212) 239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com (more...)

Liza Minnelli Set for LA Gay & Lesbian Center's CONVERSATIONS WITH COCO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

For the eighth installment of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's ongoing series, Conversations With Coco-Miss Coco Peru's series of live, unscripted interviews with celebrated performing artists-the L.A. drag legend welcomes the legendary, quadruple-threat entertainer Miss Liza Minnelli to the Center's Renberg Theatre. (more...)

THE MEETING to Welcome Kim Smith, Christian Coulson & More for BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Tribute, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will continue its engagement at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, March 16 at 9:30 PM with a celebration of the celebrated TV program 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer.' After a highly-successful season at 54 Below, the show has returned to its downtown roots this year with shows through May. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post, and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A recent story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The March show will feature special guests Kim Smith, Christian Coulson, Diana Kazakova, Chris Tyler and Mark Dommu with others to be announced. Tracy Stark serves as Music Director. (more...)

THE MEETING to Honor BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER at Joe's Pub, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will continue its engagement at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, March 16 at 9:30 PM with a celebration of the celebrated TV program 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer.' After a highly-successful season at 54 Below, the show has returned to its downtown roots this year with shows through May. The March show will feature special guests to be announced. (more...)

Molly Pope, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Carole J. Bufford and More Join THE MEETING in Honoring Bernadette Peters Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will continue its three-month engagement at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater tonight, February 16 at 9:30 PM with a celebration of stage and screen star Bernadette Peters. (more...)

Molly Pope to Join THE MEETING in Honoring Bernadette Peters, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will continue its three-month engagement at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, February 16 at 9:30 PM with a celebration of stage and screen star Bernadette Peters. After a highly-successful run at 54 Below, the show has returned to its downtown roots for an exciting Winter/spring season. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post, and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A recent story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The February show will feature special guests Molly Pope in addition to previously announced Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Carole J. Bufford, Gabrielle Stravelli, Connor Donahue and Carlo Maria. Tracy Stark serves as Musical Director. (more...)

TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL Gives Valentine's Presents to Its Entire Audience Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL, which began previews on Friday, February 7th will be giving Valentine's presents to the entire audience tonight, February 14th at the DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street- in Union Square). (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Sid Caesar
by Walter McBride - Feb 13, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, actor and comedian Sid Caesar passed away on February 12 in his home. He was 91 years old. BroadwayWorld remembers the legend below. (more...)

Tony Nominee Sid Caesar Passes Away at 91
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

According to published reports, actor and comedian Sid Caesar passed away today, February 12, in his home. He was 91 years old. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Andrea McArdle Talks 54 Below Show DREAM ROLES, Plus New Album, ANNIE Memories, BWW VISITS OZ & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 10, 2014

Today we are talking to a terrifically talented triple-threat diva known for her legendary Broadway performance as the title character in the iconic original production of ANNIE as well as notable appearances on Broadway since in STARLIGHT EXPRESS, LES MISERABLES, STATE FAIR and more - the engaging and passionate Andrea McArdle. Opening up about her life after 'Tomorrow' as well as sharing memories of her time in ANNIE, McArdle sheds some light on her idiosyncratic showbiz career and shares sensational stories from her past and present while also looking ahead to the future. Additionally, McArdle looks back on many of her most famous roles to date, including her roller skating days in STARLIGHT EXPRESS and her recent stint as MAME herself, as well as her various Judy Garland-related properties, too - the TV biopic RAINBOW and the stage adaptation of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS among them, not to mention her sensational star turn as the opener of the recent sold-out series of 10th anniversary concerts at Joe's Pub, BROADWAYWORLD.COM VISITS OZ, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and MaryBeth Abel, where she exquisitely performed 'I'm Always Chasing Rainbows'. Plus, McArdle comments on her recent Broadway Records live album 70'S & SUNNY and the material and decade that inspired it. Most importantly, McArdle looks ahead to her new series of solo shows kicking off at 54 Below this week titled DREAM ROLES and previews some of the stupendous song selections she has chosen for the show - with material by Stephen Sondheim, Charles Strouse and more included! All of that and much, much more awaits in this career-spanning chat with one of Broadway's best and best-loved leading ladies. (more...)

TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL to Give Valentine's Presents to Its Entire Audience, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL, which begins previews on Friday, February 7th will be giving Valentine's presents to the entire audience on Friday, February 14th at the DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street- in Union Square). The producers of the show felt that everyone deserves to feel loved and appreciated. After all, the musical comedy is based on the real-life story of a woman who wrote this show while going through her own divorce from a Broadway producer, who left her for a much younger woman. (more...)

Karen Mason, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & More to Honor Bernadette Peters at THE MEETING, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will continue its three-month engagement at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, February 16 at 9:30 PM with a celebration of stage and screen star Bernadette Peters. After a highly-successful run at 54 Below, the show has returned to its downtown roots for an exciting Winter/spring season. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post, and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A recent story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The February show will feature special guests Karen Mason, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Carole J. Bufford, Gabrielle Stravelli, Connor Donahue and Carlo Maria. Tracy Stark serves as Musical Director. (more...)

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